The capital city of the Republic of Peru, Lima is a part of an elaborate ecosystem that includes the Chillón, Lurín and Rímac Rivers. Founded by a Spaniard conquistador called Francisco Pizarro, Lima was called La Ciudad de los Reyes, which is translated as “The City of Kings.” Over the past decade, Peru has been one of the region’s fastest-growing economies and Lima, which is Peru’s leading industrial, financial, and retail center is at the heart of that growth.
From gargantuan canyons to archaeological enigmas, Peru’s mystical landscape is every bit as enriching as its deep history. Home to what is believed to be the oldest site occupied by humans in the Americas, Peru’s glorious history dates back 5,000 years. A country famous for its exquisite textiles, Peru never fails to weave its magic on any visitor—be it with the enchanting Machu Picchu (one of the New Seven Wonders of The World), or with its spellbinding cuisine.
Being a desert city, it’s easy to mistake the otherworldly charm of Lima to be a mirage. Sitting atop a 50-mile coastline, Lima is an aesthetic marvel veiled in historic colonial architecture and modern high rises.
With a history that predates its colonial past, Lima is entrenched in culture at every turn and experiences at every corner. Here’s taking a look at how some writers tapped in to the plethora of culture and experiences in Lima to draw inspiration for their work.
Who is LATAM and why you should fly LATAM
Created by the coming together of two of South America’s biggest airlines, LATAM is steeped in Latin American heritage. This heritage has made LATAM South America’s premier airline. LATAM is an airline that believes that people are driven by their goals and dreams and strives to help people realize them. Since goals and dreams can only be realized when people expand their world and explore new horizons, LATAM, with its largest network of connections to and from South America, enables them to do just that.
LATAM Airlines Group is Latin America’s leading airline group with one of the largest route networks in the world, offering air services to around 140 destinations in 25 countries, and is present in six domestic markets in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, in addition to its international operations in Latin America, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Oceania and Africa.
Miami, the capital of Latin America in North America, is a pivotal destination for LATAM. With a 70% Hispanic population, Miami is an indispensable gateway between North and South America and LATAM is the carrier that facilitates that connection. Aside from having its very own VIP lounge at MIA, LATAM offers travel options to 8 different countries from MIA: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.
A city with a plethora of Latin American influences, New York City is yet another immense gateway for LATAM. But seeing that not everyone traveling from and to JFK lives in New York City, LATAM offers its passengers a Free Bus Service between JFK and New Jersey—making one’s transit from and to JFK more seamless than ever. LATAM offers travel options to 8 different countries from JFK: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.
Home to more than a dozen theme parks, Orlando’s list of attractions speak for themselves. In order to make those attractions even more accessible, LATAM operates service between 8 different countries (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). LATAM also offers qualifying passengers VIP lounge access at MCO via the Collision Group lounge at Terminal 1.
A city that is deeply connected to Latin America, Los Angeles is an A-list destination in LATAM’s list of offerings. With service options to 8 different countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay) from LAX, and vice versa, LATAM offers a blockbuster experience to flyers traveling to and from Los Angeles. Qualifying LATAM passengers can also receive a star-studded experience at the Qantas Lounge situated on the 5th floor of the TBIT international terminal.
Starting July 2018, LATAM operates four direct flights to Boston from Sao Paulo. With one of the biggest populations of Brazilians in USA, Boston has its own particular charm. And though Boston may be in full party mode in spring and summer, the chilly fall and cold winter feature landscapes adorned with colorful foliage, white snow, and crisp blue skies.
Starting July 2018, LATAM operates three direct flights to Las Vegas from Sao Paulo. Have fun on the strip and continue your venture with a trip to Brazil. We are the only South American airline connecting passengers directly between Las Vegas and Sao Paulo, bringing the United States and Brazil even closer together.